Sentosa Island is Singapore’s island resort. It is an island with Nature Park and tropical resort. Previously Sentosa was a fishing hamlet which was later converted into a military base by the Britishers. To provide recreation for everybody, Sentosa was fully transformed into a resort fully for entertainment in the year 1972. Sentosa means peace, tranquility. Like its name it is a calm and serene island. Moreover it is an island with a variety of features and that makes Sentosa unique from other islands. Distinct from other tourist’s spots, Sentosa is just a stone’s throw from Singapore city. You can take a cable car, ferryboat or a 710 meter link road.
Once you step into Sentosa, you will find yourself in an island of paradise.
There are lots of attractions that will greet you once you step into Sentosa. You can explore the lush green environs with well groomed gardens. Ancient history and culture comes back to the present age. There are fountains that dance to scintillating tunes. You can also have a panoramic view of two 18-hole golf courses.
At present Sentosa is a 390 hectare leisure sanctuary with a wide range of mixed and exotic attractions that provides a grand visual treat for a number of spectators.
The Sentosa beaches
If you are an avid beach lover, you can enjoy thrilling games and sea games all along the 3.2 km long sandy beaches that traverse Siloso, Palawan, and Tanjong. You can involve yourself in a broad range of recreation activities like canoeing, in-line skating, cycling horse riding or just relax yourself at the beach pubs. The beach pubs will spring up into actions on weekdays because a lot of beach volleyball fans gather at Silaso beach to watch their favorite game. For the past few years Sentosa had been in the news for hosting an international sculpting event called Sentosa Sandsation and other events like Zouk out Dance festival and Sentosa’s annual countdown parties.
Nature gestures Sentosa in every nook and corner. You can have a glimpse of the welcoming peacocks all along the route. You can take a stroll at the Dragon trail\Nature walk. The trail rambles through rainforest and you can travel through that and find out a variety of species of plants, trees, insects and birds that is spread along the length of the dragon topic trail for the extra dose of myth and legend. From the vantage point on Mount Imbiah summit, you can have a panoramic view of the adjoining islands.
To have close brush with other creations of Mother Nature, you can go to Dolphin lagoon or underwater world to view the peculiar pink dolphins and other exhilarating ocean life like mermaid resembling dugong, sea dragon and lots more. You can also enjoy more than 2.500 butterflies that cover nearly 50 species and also strange insects like stick insects, giant millipedes rhino beetles and scorpions at the Butterfly and Insect kingdom.
Discover Singapore’s vibrant history
To have a taste of history, you can go to fort Silaso. Constructed in the 1880s, the fort acted as the last stronghold of the British forces during the Japanese attack on Singapore. You can know about Singapore’s warfare years, its vibrant culture and rich heritage everything beneath a single roof.
Merlion, Singapore’s tourism icon stands tall at a height of 37 metres. It is in the form of lion’s head and has a body that resembles a fish. Merlion provides a panoramic view of Sentosa, the skyline of Singapore city and the neighbouring islands. From two viewing decks, situated at the 9th level on the mouth of the Merlion you can also immerse yourself in awesome sights. Likewise from the 12th level at Merlion’s crown you can have a 360 degree fantastic view of Singapore.
At CineBlast, you can prepare yourself for unanticipated thrills. CineBlast is an innovative recreation theatre and get ready to yell out your lungs. At the Sinjori wonder golf, you have a lot of excitement in store for you. The Sinjori Wonder golf is a family related outside Minuscule golf Park that offers more entertainment with barriers, gradients, traps and tunnels.
You can also visit the highest public viewing tower that provides awesome view of Singapore, the southern islands and Sentosa. The Sentosa Sky tower can carry up to 72 person’s comfy, cabin in each trip. The cabin is fully air conditioned and the duration of the trip is seven minutes. The tower also provides the visitors with instructive commentary on salient points of significance.
Just immerse in the supernatural ambience.
Through the charming fountain gardens immersed in fairy lights, you can take can take a twilight leisurely walk. From the Merlion’s crown or Dragon’s court you can stare into the night and sparkling skyline. Expose the Merlions legend when you walk through the Merlion Walk which is a 120 meter lengthy walkway creased with colorful mosaic water jets.
The most admired Musical fountain, a fire dance and water show provides an impressive light and knowledge to the guests. Implementing the newest laser technology, a stunning multi-sensory light and resonance show merging motion pictures with 3D animated images are composed to a ballet of hopping water fountains, lights and music.
You can see the kaleidoscopic mix of actions and amusement round the year that includes giant sand sculptures, dance festivals, beach parties, global sports events, cultural and pop shows, vibrant country festivals, beach festivals and Santos’s yearly countdown bash
Accommodation at Sentosa.
There is wide range of options for staying at Sentosa. It ranges from five star resort hotels (The Sentosa Spa & resorts, Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & treasure resort) to reasonable cottages like the NTUC Sentosa beach resorts and Sentosa holiday Chalets and economical campsites. Sentosa provides you a soothing sleep to equip you for subsequently thrilling day. Furthermore a broad range of food and beverage services is instantly accessible on the island. The Sentosa’s monorail, trams and buses offers effortless island wide admission.
Tourist spots Admission Fees Opening Hours estimated Touring Time
Sentosa Sky Tower Adult: SGD 10, Child: SGD 6 9am – 8.45pm (every day) As long as you desire.
Butterfly Park and Insect Kingdom Museum Adult: SGD 8, kid: SGD 5 9am – 6:30pm (daily) 45 mins
Fort Siloso Adult: SGD 5, Child: SGD 3 9am – 7pm (each day) 1 – 1.5 hr
Images of Singapore Adult: SGD 8, Child: SGD 5 9am – 9pm (daily) 1.5 – 2hr
Underwater World & Dolphin Lagoon Adult: SGD 17.30, Child: SGD 11.20 (below 3 years – free) Dolphin Lagoon:
convene Dolphin Session: 11am, 1.30pm, 3.30pm & 5.30pm.
(working out session on weekdays, customary show on weekends, civic and school holidays)
Underwater World : opens 9am – 9pm (every day) Dolphin Lagoon: 30 mins
Underwater World: 1 hr
The Merlion & Merlion Walk Adult: SGD 3, Child: SGD 2 9am – 10pm (daily) 20 – 30 mins
Open: every day
Admission fees: SGD 2 as admission fee for each adult entry into the island.
Contact details: Sentosa Development Corporation, 33 Allanbrooke roads, Singapore 099981.
Tel: (65) 6275 0388 or 1800-7368672 (toll-free in Singapore only)
Fax: (65) 6275 0161
To get there:
The Singapore cable car will operate daily from 8.30 am to 9 pm every day.
One way normal cabin fees is SGD 10 for grownup. For kid it is SGD 6.50.
For return trip, the cabin fee is SGD11.90 for adults and SGD 6.50 for kid.
Glass cabin: SGD11 for child and SGD 18 for adult. The prices are comprehensive of GST. But it does not include access to Sentosa.
Working hours: From Sun-Thur it is 7am-11pm. On Fri,Sat and on public holiday evenings, it is 7am to 12.30 am.
The last bus departure from Sentosa, is 11pm from Sun-Thur. On fri Sat and other public holiday evenings the last bus departure is is 12.30am.
Drive in: You can drive into Sentosa and pay SGD 2 for entry into Sentiosa. To park your vehicle. You need to pay an extra SGD2.
The guests can walk into Sentosa through the Causeway bridge(7am to 12mn).Also applicable is island entrance fees.